5 healthy snacks you can make in 5 minutes flat

I Quit Sugar's Marie-Antoinette Issa lays out 5 quick low sugar snacks

In the midst of a snack attack? Ready to hotfoot it to the nearest store for a packet of chips and a donut?

Don’t fork out your change just yet! Whether you’re craving a sweet something or salty chips, in under 300 seconds you can tuck into delicious and nutritious healthy snacks without the sugar hit.

1. Winning chips.  

When the chips are down, keep them there. Because life’s too short for artificially flavoured, neon-orange crisps. Unless of course you whip up a batch of this sweet potato variety. Try other real vegetable versions like kale and beetroot, too. 

Sweet Potato Crisps


2. Smooth operator. 

Most store-bought smoothies are full of sugar. The only thing you’ll find in this version is good fats, sweet berries and a whole lot of creaminess. 

Berry Yoghurt Smoothie


3. Deeply dippy.

Store-bought cream cheese and chilli sauce dips are often loaded with sugar, so swap them with this equally creamy and spicy version of hummus.

Pumpkin Hummus


4. Pick the right popcorn.

Is there anything better than toffee popcorn, you say? We may be biased, but we think this sugar-free caramelised version, stuffed with crunchy nuts, hits the spot…

Popcorn and Almond Crunch


5. Nibble on nuts. 

If bland, soggy nuts in a communal bowl, drive you, err, nuts, try this tasty, crisp mix instead. The nuts do need to be soaked and heated overnight, but once that’s done all you need to do is tuck into a snack that’s full of heart-healthy fats and fibre.

Spicy Activated Nuts


 This article first appeared at I Quit Sugar